posted by camo on Tue 12th Feb 2008 04:03
Conversations Having a good think last night about this very question. Apart from the obvious 'money spending answers', what would you change about their software (Windows especially), licensing issues, etc, and would you open source it?

Personally, the first thing I would do was to get rid of windows activation (grrrr..) and relax the license to allow for use on more than one computer, but only on computers that the licensed user owns (or maybe family owned computers), and only for non-commercial-use.

Would I open source Windows? Not at first, but I would open source Windows after seeing the pitchforks and torches of the shareholders as they break down my fence chanting <insert profanity here> as my last dying wish.
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RE: Hmm...
by edwdig on Wed 13th Feb 2008 02:01 UTC
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XBox/Microsoft Game Studios? Profitable, talented, don't need my meddling (I might boost them).

FYI, the XBox division isn't at all profitable. It makes a profit in quarters that a Halo sequel are released, but otherwise bleeds money really badly (typically ~$500 million per quarter).

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